NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan nonprofit organizations have until Feb. 13 to register for the second annual Fairfield County Giving Day.
Set for March 5, Giving Day is a 24-hour period of online donations through www.FCGives.org that aims to raise $1 million for local nonprofits.
Nonprofits can register at www.FCGives.org.
New Canaan nonprofits registered to date include: Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS); The New Canaan Historical Society; New Canaan Land Conservation Trust; Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey, Inc.; and Strays & Others Inc.
On last year’s Giving Day, 9,211 online donors gave more than $620,000 to 267 Fairfield County nonprofits – all in just 24 hours. An additional $127,500 in cash prizes funded by the Community Foundation, lead sponsor Bank of America and other corporate and community sponsors were awarded to more than 50 nonprofits.
Anyone with a credit or debit card and Internet access may contribute; the minimum donation is $10. Matching funds and sponsor-contributed cash prizes amplify charitable donations, ignite spirited competition and build momentum throughout the 24 hours.
Individuals, businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring Giving Day can learn more at www.FCGives.org or by calling the Community Foundation at 203-750-3200.
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